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Max Euwe vs Alexander Alekhine
Euwe - Alekhine World Championship Rematch (1937), Amsterdam NED, rd 3, Oct-10
Semi-Slav Defense: Romih Variation (D46)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Jun-04-07  micartouse: In the final ending, white can't get the h-pawn without giving up the e-pawn. No real progress is possible if Black holds tight.
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  kevin86: In this case,I think it was an advantage for Alekhine had a rook pawn in the ending. Euwe has no real place to attack it. Tempo moves are useless and there is no way to chase the black king from g7. A pawn exchange would result in a stone-cold draw.
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  Calli: Reshevsky claims an unusual win for Euwe by protecting e3 with the bishop at g1 thusly 37.hxg5 hxg5 38.Bh2 Bd5 39.Bg1 The rest is left to the student ;->
Mar-26-08  Knight13: Yes, kevin, but the bigger reason is that the pawn being on opposite color of his own bishop and opponent's made this drawing coordination possible.
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  Honza Cervenka: <Calli: Reshevsky claims an unusual win for Euwe by protecting e3 with the bishop at g1 thusly 37.hxg5 hxg5 38.Bh2 Bd5 39.Bg1 The rest is left to the student ;->>

Hm, I would like to see such a student. What is the winning plan here? With bad DS Bishop tied to the defence of Pe3 and Pd4 solidly blocked I don't see it. Am I missing something obvious here?

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  Mateo: I wonder why Euwe did not play 25.Rxb7.
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  Retireborn: <Mateo> Could be an error in the score. My score for this game gives 18...Bd7 as played; in that case Euwe would not play 25.Rxd7 because of the Nf6.

I think my score is from a book of the match, but unfortunately I no longer own it. 18...Bb7 has probably just been copied from Chessbase or similar.

Hopefully a real Euwe or Alekhine expert will be able to clear it up.

Jul-07-19  rcs784: <micartouse> I'm curious--what do the 7-man tablebases say about this endgame? Was there ever some computer line winning for White that Euwe missed somewhere?
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  Retireborn: <rcs784> I think it's a pretty obvious draw, even not using tablebase. Alekhine needed to find 47...Kf6 (only move), the rest would not have been dificult.

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